Following engineering advice after the recent earthquakes Foodstuffs has taken the precautionary decision to close the entry/exit to the car park from Walton Leigh Avenue and close the southern end of the car park reducing the top level parking availability at the store by approximately 22 parks – 134 car parks remain on the top level for customers shopping at New World Porirua in addition to the lower level car parks.
We can confirm entry and exit to the store car park will now be via the Lyttelton Avenue access ramp, and to ensure all customers are catered for temporary 45 minute car parking time limits have been put in place. This change is effective immediately.
The store has been cleared by engineers and remains open and its trading hours are unchanged. The store itself is unaffected. Customer safety is paramount and with the ongoing aftershocks the parking building is being checked regularly by engineers to ensure no further damage occurs.
“I appreciate this is a bit of a change for customers who are used to entering and exiting the store via Walton Leigh Ave,” says Tony McNeil, owner-operator, New World Porirua. “Post-earthquake we are taking a very cautious approach with the parking building but we are fortunately able to make the Lyttelton Ave access two-way which means customers can still enjoy the convenience of parking at the store.”
“I’d like to thank our customers in advance for their patience while we carry out the works on the car park,” adds Tony.